A Broad Spectrum: Commercial Spaces For Every Budget

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In case you hadn’t realized, working from home is the new big business. Entrepreneurs across the globe are making use of the internet to make their dreams come true. Conducting business from the comfort of your home means that you can cut costs, and get started for less.

But, it’s not always a sustainable method. If you want to expand, there will come a time when you need a space from which to operate. This will allow you to boost production, and even employ a team to help you meet demand.

Every entrepreneur chooses to pay for their business space in different ways. It may be that you wait until you’ve earnt enough to afford it. Or, you may choose to get a business loan for the expense, on the proviso that increased production will lead to increased profits. However you choose to pay, you’ll need to know roughly what prices you’re looking at to make this work.

The good news is, there are different ways to invest in a business space, and each suit a different budget. We’re going to look at them here.

Low Budget – Renting

The lowest upfront cost can be found in renting. Here, you’ll pay a monthly fee to lease a commercial space. Hence, you don’t need to save a large sum to afford this option and can take the plunge sooner in your enterprise. This option also has the benefit of being short-term. By signing a six-month lease, you can ensure you aren’t tied to expenses if things don’t work out.

But, it is worth mentioning that this could cost more in the long-term. It’s only a low-budget option if you treat it as a temporary step. From here, you should aim to save up for a space of your own. Bear in mind, too, that landlords can raise rent without much warning.

Middle Budget – Buying

The middle budget option would be to buy a space which is on the market. This way, you’ll pay one lump sum, and own the space for as long as you want it. This also provides the reassurance that you can sell if you start experiencing income issues.

Bear in mind that you’ll need a large amount of upfront money to be able to afford this. You may want to set aside savings for a few years before taking this step.

High-End – Building

The most expensive option would be to build your own commercial space, using a company like TPM commercial building co. This is a step all business owners should aim for, as it’s the ideal way to get a space which works.

But, it’s definitely an end goal. If you jump straight into this, your business could go bust in no time at all. Before you even entertain building, you need a decent amount of savings behind you. On top of which, you need to know that your profits will cover the costs. Otherwise, you and your business could be out of pocket.


About the author /

Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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